Turkey-based brewer Anadolu Efes Biracilik has acquired the Tekel Birasi beer brand from Mey Icki.

The company said today (20 August) that it has paid YTL4.5m (US$3.78m) for the brand.

Mey Icki acquired Tekel Birasi in 2004 but stopped production two years ago.

The acquisition is subject to approval from the Competition Board and the registration of the brand by the Turkish Patent Institute.